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Mike D'Antoni never built the team he wanted in New York. Now he looks at the Knicks and sees what he would like his Lakers to become.
D'Antoni returns to Madison Square Garden on Thursday for the first time since resigning as Knicks coach last March, hoping to see the type of performance his new team hasn't demonstrated nearly enough.
The Knicks were a disappointment last season, with D'Antoni saying things went ''sideways'' right from the start. Things haven't been much better in Los Angeles, where the Lakers are playing without injured starters Steve Nash and Pau Gasol.
While they struggle, the Knicks have surged to the top of the Eastern Conference, with Carmelo Anthony playing at a level never reached under D'Antoni.
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WASHINGTON Pau Gasol will not play tonight against the Washington Wizards, missing his seventh consecutive game because of knee tendinitis.
The Lakers are 1-5 without Gasol, who is averaging 12.6 points and shooting 42.
Gasol hasn't talked to reporters in several days, briefly telling The Times on Tuesday that his ailing knees remain "an enigma."
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WASHINGTON Pau Gasol will not play Friday against the Washington Wizards, missing his seventh consecutive game because of knee tendinitis.
The Lakers are 1-5 without Gasol, who is averaging 12.6 points and shooting 42 percent.
Gasol hasn't talked to reporters in several days, briefly telling The Los Angeles Times on Tuesday that his ailing knees remain "an enigma."...
Steve Nash's timetable for return keeps getting pushed out. His injury has been strange since it happened. At first, he was diagnosed with a shin contusion. He was expected back possibly the next night. Then the diagnosis suddenly jumped to a fractured fibula. Nash was then expected to miss about a week and a half to two weeks. Now, over a month later, Nash still...
Y! Sports reports that Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash is battling a nerve irritation in his left leg. That seems to be the main reason why his return to the lineup has been delayed. Apparently, Nash’s leg fracture has been healed for the past month. The whole nerve irritation is what has been holding him back. Nash has been keeping up with his handles and his...
Lakers starting forward Pau Gasol was not at the team's morning shootaround and will likely miss his fifth straight game with tendinitis in his knees.
As Los Angeles began a four-game road trip, coach Mike D'Antoni didn't think Gasol would play against the Cavaliers. D'Antoni would not speculate if Gasol would play on the trip and said his progress will be evaluated...
Steve Nash could miss another three to six games.
The Los Angeles Lakers are struggling mightily. They have lost eight of their last 11 games and look to be getting worse by the day — particularly on defense late in games. Pau Gasol has been sidelined with a knee injury and has missed the last five games. Four of those have been losses, and Magic Johnson believes the absence of Gasol has been a major factor. “Gasol, to me, is...
Pau Gasol could return from knee tendinitis on Dec. 22.
In you missed it last night, the Lakers played the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. In case you missed it last night, Carmello Anthony put on a shooting display until leaving with a minor injury in the third quarter. The Lakers looked old, slow, and like they didn't care. The Lakers lost by only nine, but were trailing by 19 at halftime.The Lakers aren't built to run a D...
CLEVELAND -- Mike D'Antoni stood outside the visiting locker room and stared at the ground.
His eyes were bloodshot, his hair a mess, his tie out of sorts. It was as if he had spent the previous 48 minutes tumbling in a clothes dryer.
"The state that we're in, that's inexcusable, and we've got to figure it out," he said.
D'Antoni was speaking after...
The Los Angeles Lakers are no stranger to scrutiny, but the scrutiny they have been under the last few weeks is high even for them. What seemed to be a run of bad luck with injuries and close losses exploded on Tuesday night when they went into Cleveland and got beat down by Kyrie Irving, Anderson Varejao…and little else. Their defense, analysts agree, seems to be their biggest...
Steve Nash and Steve Blake remain out, leaving Chris Duhon and Darius Morris to handle point guard duties.
Dear Laker and Laker Fans,
Thank you for this season, really it has been too easy.
When you guys first traded for Dwight Howard I was so mad, I thought the league was rigged and I thought Kobe would get his 6th championship and tie MJ. I was pissed Orlando didn't want Pau Gasol in the deal. I was 100 percent sure Phil Jackson was going to coach you guys and win another championship...